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Feb 5, 2013 11:30pm PST
judge ordered a clean energy company to pay back wages to 14 mexican workers who the company brought to the u.s. then paid less than $3 an hour. bloom energy produces fuel cells. the labor department announced that bloom brought in workers and paid them 2.66 in pesos. the company also paid civil penalties. >>> the man accused of shooting two is expected to get out tonight from jail. elarms was charged with killing david lewis on the parking lot of the hills deal mall in san mateo. those charges were dismissed when a judge found that police had illegally obtained a confession. >>> the city of san francisco is considering a plan to consider certain landlords to make their properties more safe. >> reporter: for earthquake unsafe buildings it's not a scarlet letter but close. >> this is an important life safety issue. >> reporter: the san francisco board of supervisors and mayor ed lee introduced a proposal to force landlords to seismically retrofit these buildings. soft because much of the structure sits on a garage. >> this is a step to ensure that we're prepared for the big one. >> repor
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
exelon, the company told investors it's cutting its dividend by 40%. lower energy prices - and disruptions from superstorm sandy - seeped into profits. a couple of holidays are coming up - president's day on the 18th and valentine's day, of course, on the 14th. for some people, those are great reasons to get away. jeanine tornatore of orbitz is here with travel tips. could to have you on the show. let's start with valentine's day. what are some romantic locations and destinations? > > our top destinations include las vegas, which is our number one booked destination; followed by new york; miami; orlando; and new orleans. > what are the prices or packages like to those places? > > they are fairly reasonable. the key is really booking them as a package - combining your airfare and your hotel together. we are seeing airfare prices over the holiday weekend tend to be a little bit higher, but travelers can save a little bit more on the hotel side. in fact, orbitz has a long weekend sale going on through the 17th, saving you 15% on hotels. so look for those types of last- minute sale
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
that there are a lot of positive things in this country that are actually occurring. energy revitalization and independence, i think that gets undersold. the fact that our labour force is now competitive. i think longer- term those are good things. my question is how quickly we get there, and there are all kinds of speed bumps before we kind of get to that end-state nirvana. and the big factor that holds the key to that is what happens in congress. > brent schutte. thanks so much. > > thank you. the big easy is working mighty hard to make a big comeback. we'll see what's new in new orleans, next. as the monday morning quarterbacking gets underway, we wanted to give special attention to the real winner of the super bowl: new orleans. joining us via skype this morning, mark romig. he's president and ceo of the new orleans tourism marketing corporation and chair of the host committee for super bowl 47. congratulatoins on hosting a terrific event. is the city closing in on being back to where it was prior to hurricane katrina? > > that is a very good question. a lot of us believ
Feb 1, 2013 11:30pm PST
. >> everybody. everybody. >>> oh boy you can sense the energy rising on bourbon street tonight as super bowl fever hits new orleans with full force. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. it won't be long now the big game is less than two days away and now all of a sudden new orleans is crowded with niners are hoping to win. >> reporter: it is midnight here in new orleans, we are on the balcony of the voodoo vibe. check out the scene, the crowds of people who are here for super bowl weekend. the big easy has now become the big squeeze requester squeezey. check out the size of the crowd. about half a block down you might be able to make out some new orleans police officers on horse back. tens of thousands of people are jammed here in the french quarter. >> reporter: new orleans and the super bowl, two names names synonymous with partying. >> my middle name is joe after joe montana. >> really. your parents did that. >> my mom is a die-hard niners fan. >> reporter: michael anaconi is thrilled that he got an photograph from receiver ray rice. >> he still gots i
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
$3.50 per gallon. that as the energy information administration reports u.s. households spent an average of nearly $3,000 putting gas in their tanks in 2012, the most money since the early eighties. it's testy times in our nation's capital. president obama failed to submit a budget plan, and republican house speaker john boehner is calling him out on the missed deadline. "this was supposed to be the day he submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. some reports say it could be a month late." the white house spokesman says republicans should take up and pass the president's previous budget plans, which include billions of dollars in revenue from higher taxes. according to reports, the white house did not release an exact date on when the president will issue his next budget, but the white house reportedly is blaming congress for taking until january to work out a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. new york governor andrew cuomo proposes one of the most ambitious home buyback programs ever attempted. $400 million would be used to purch ho
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
came after state officials in the energy supply or were warned that the electrical system showed decayed. >> a newly elected council member wants to discuss dropping the pledge of allegiance before meetings. one phrase in the pledge is raising objections. today's high school students grew up reciting the pledge of allegiance. it is tradition to start the school do in most government meetings that day. the pledge could be on the way out. >> let's have a dialogue what is the meaning of the pledge. does it serve us or do we need to modify it. or look at not doing the pledge. mark friedman proposed the idea. some constituents object the phrase under god. some people aren't saying that. other people don't like the pledging allegiance to the flight of the symbol. >> it was created for schoolchildren in 1892. you are making a promise to be true to the united states. >> i think they should keep it. it has been in our country for a long time. >> i believe in same pledge of allegiance when i'm told. whether it's in a classroom or some big event. if you think about what this country was fou
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
of energy in the air. >>> a lot of things happening in this town. in the french quarter and beyond. very exciting the countdown continues. the day is sunday and people here are getting pumped up about it. >> they are reporting from new orleans they will have live coverage leading up to sunday's sup iser bowl. sanfrancisco has a simple message for fans hoping to celebrate sunday night. >> if if you go out there and you start vandalizing property and start hurting other people the consequences are severe. >> he pointed to the violence after the giants world series championship. 14 people have been prosecuted and some people are spending five people behind bars. all for one night being drunk and stupid. his office uses pictures posted to the internet to support prosecution. >>> the 49er frenzy extends collin's hometown. a move with a message delivered today. >>> the city of oakland is joining a few other places from the country and issuing its own identification cards to people who live there. the cards are available to everyone including illegal immigrants. the cards can double as de
Feb 3, 2013 11:30pm PST
history? >> there's no question about that fred. i think a lot of people in red just felt the energy having come off the atlanta game where they came from 17 down. i have toed admit i wasn't even nervous in the fourth quarter in the final moments when frank gore took it inside the 10-yard line. i figured this is it. the storybook ending but there were a lot of unwanted firsts in this game. but the 49ers make the great come back coming from 28-6 down. colin kaepernick going and they're within two points there. they didn't get the two point conversion and it comes down the that faithful play. kaepernick looking for his man in the end zone. crabtree could have been pass interference but as it turns out it was not and this game goes down to defeat. certainly the most heartbreaking defeat in 49er history. >>> didn't get it 5 yards short. all the work we do in the offseason. the whole entire season. you know everything comes down to five yards and we weren't able to get it done. so tip our hats to the ravens. congratulations to them. we're obviously very disappointed. >> i think that last
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